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Some of the beneficiaries of agroecology training offered by Salesians in Senegal. Credit: Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS) /

Salesians Empowering Youths in Senegal through Training in Agroecology

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in Senegal are empowering young people in the West African nation with skills in agroecology, officials have reported.

Image depicting Ramadan fast celebration among followers of the Islam Faith. Credit: Public domain /

Christian Leaders in Africa Decry Protracted Violence, Urge Religious Unity during Ramadan

Christian leaders in Africa have, in their solidarity messages with followers of the Islamic faith during their Ramadan fast, called for the unity of all Religions on the continent to bring an end to protracted violence that continues to claim lives of Christians and Muslims alike especially in West African countries.

Today, April 13, We Celebrate Pope St. Martin I

Catholics celebrate the memory of Pope St. Martin I on April 13. The saint suffered exile and humiliation for his defense of orthodoxy in a dispute over the relationship between Christ's human and divine natures.

Aerial photos of Kakuma (L) and Dadaab (R) refugee camps in Kenya. Credit: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) /

Kenya’s Intention to Close Refugee Camps “unfortunate, regrettable”: Catholic Bishops

The intention of Kenya’s government to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in the country’s Northern region is “unfortunate” and “regrettable,” Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have said.

Fr. Izu Marcel Onyeocha who was kidnapped on April 10. He regained his freedom on April 12. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Abducted Nigerian Catholic Priest Freed After Weekend Ordeal “in stable condition”

The Nigerian Catholic Priest who had been abducted Saturday, April 10 has been freed and is “in stable condition,” the leadership of his Religious Order has confirmed.

Late Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese. He died April 5 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the age of 80. Credit : Courtesy Photo /

Religious, Political Leaders Hail Archbishop Who Mobilized South Sudan’s Bishops for Peace

Religious and political leaders in South Sudan have paid glowing tribute to the emeritus Archbishop of Juba Archdiocese, describing him as a great man who mobilized his brother Bishops in the country to work towards peace. 

The logo of Agostiniani nel Mondo Foundation that is working in 50 countries in the world. /

Missionaries in Algeria Develop Tool to Address Increased Suicide Among Young People

Augustinian Missionaries ministering in Algeria are running psychological and social programs in centers across the vast Northern African country to address the rising cases of depression and suicide among young people in the country.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops./ Franco Origlio/Getty Images News. /

Vatican Summit on 'theology of the priesthood' to Look at Questions Raised in Recent Synod

Cardinal Marc Ouellet announced Monday that the Vatican will host a theological symposium on the priesthood that will touch on questions raised in recent synods, including priestly celibacy, dwindling vocations, and the role of women in the Church.

Christian leaders in Nigeria have alleged attempts to Islamize the country, following recent judicial appointments. Credit: The Defender /

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Allege Islamization Attempt after Recent Judicial Appointments

Christian leaders in Nigeria have, in a statement, claimed that the Muhammadu Buhari-led government is keen on Islamizing the West African nation following the recent appointments of Court of Appeal judges.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama with newly ordained Deacons at St. Donatus’ Parish, Saukale in the Archdiocese of Abuja. Credit: Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama/ Facebook /

Newly Ordained Deacons in Nigeria Cautioned against “marketing a gospel of materialism”

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon Seminarians he was about to ordain Deacons in the Archdiocese to refrain from the temptations of preaching materialism but instead stick to the gospel of love and peace.

Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port-Louis Diocese in Mauritius. Credit : Courtesy Photo /

Mauritian Cardinal Expresses “closeness, solidarity” with Muslims Ahead of Ramadan

The Local Ordinary of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, Maurice Cardinal Piat, has expressed solidarity with the Muslims in the Indian Ocean Island nation ahead of the holy month of Ramadan scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 13 evening.

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Leadership Failure in Africa Key Highlight at Ethics Postgraduate Program Launch in Kenya

The failure of those entrusted with leadership in various countries of Africa to live up to their mandate was a key highlight during the launch of a new ethics postgraduate program to be offered at a Kenya-based Catholic institution.

Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar have organized a three-day colloquium that aims to  develop a concrete response to Pope Francis’s clarion call to “say ‘never again’ to every form of abuse.” Credit: Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) /

Planned Seminar by Jesuits in Africa, Response to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter on Abuse

An upcoming international colloquium organized by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), is a response to Pope Francis’ 2019  Apostolic Letter  “Vos estis lux mundi” that establishes procedural norms on dealing with sexual abuse in the Church, officials have said.

Catholic Sisters in Africa are implementing safety and protection measures for vulnerable children using the education and skills they gained through ASEC-sponsored programs. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)

Beneficiaries of Catholic Sisters’ Education Initiative Help Vulnerable Children in Africa

Beneficiaries of African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), an initiative that supports the education of women Religious across Africa, are running programs to protect and safeguard vulnerable children on the continent, officials of the Catholic entity explain in a reported.

Internally Displaced People seeking refuge in Mozambique's Catholic Diocese of Pemba preparing a meal for people arriving from Palma. / Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Cleric in Mozambique Concerned about Whereabouts of Parishioners after Palma Attack

Families that escaped last month’s terrorist attack on Northern Mozambique’s town of Palma in the Catholic Diocese of Pemba are in confusion, unsure of the whereabouts of their loved ones and whether or not those who are missing survived the attack.

Waters from River Tarach flooding a section of Kakuma Refugee Camp / Fr. Jose Padinjareparampil, SDB

Flash Floods Threatening Apostolate of Salesians at World’s Largest Refugee Camp in Kenya

Flash floods in the region of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Lodwar are threatening the apostolate of members of the Religious Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering at the world’s largest refugee camp, Kakuma, an official has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Today, April 11, We Celebrate St. Stanislaus

On April 11, the Catholic Church honors the memory of the 11th-century bishop and martyr St. Stanislaus of Krakow, who died for the faith at the hands of King Boleslaus II.

Picture of Ishmael Mensah Abdallah who was murdered on April 3. / Courtesy Photo

Alleged Ritual Killing of Ghanaian School Boy “national security threat”: Catholic Bishops

The alleged ritual killing of an 11-year-old boy in Kasoa town within the Archdiocese of Cape Coast presents a threat to the national security of Ghana, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have said.

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) / National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO)

Renewed Violence, Killings in Eastern DR Congo Cause for Concern: Catholic Bishops

Renewed violence in the Eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that have resulted in the killing of civilians is a cause of concern, Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have said and appealed for an end to the bloodshed.

Map showing states in Nigeria / Public Domain

Christian Youth Leaders in Nigeria against Amnesty, Rehabilitation of Bandits, Insurgents

Christian youth leaders in Nigeria have expressed their opposition to recommendations a section of Nigerian leaders have made to the Federal government to pardon and reintegrate “bandits and Boko Haram insurgents” who have been terrorizing the people of God in the West African nation.